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Watching Weather:
A Low Pressure Book about High Pressure Systems

By Tom Murphree and Mary Miller with the Exploratorium

 

Watching WeatherDid you ever wonder...

  • how croaking frogs and sticking doors predict a storm?
  • what clouds can tell you about coming changes in the weather?
  • why it's hotter on a city's downtown streets than it is in the surrounding countryside?
  • where you can find a cool spot to picnic on a sweltering summer day?
  • why conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific can affect the weather thousands of miles away during El Ni–o events?

Watching Weather explains the basic scientific principles that underlie the vagaries of the weather. By combining knowledge of these principles, rules of thumb provided by this book, and observations of the sky and clouds and wind, you can begin to predict your local weather. Watching Weather helps you understand how the weather outside your door is linked to and driven by conditions thousands of miles away.

Dr. Tom Murphree teaches and conducts research on the physics of climateÑespecially the interactions of the ocean, atmosphere, and land that cause climate variations, such as El Ni–o and La Ni–a events. Mary Miller is Senior Science Writer at the Exploratorium, which feeds her abiding interest in the science of everyday life. She also writes about science for magazines such as Earth, The Sciences, Popular Science, and Reaction Times.

 

Softcover, 144 pages, black and white, $12.95. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1998. ISBN: 0-8050-4542-2 .  

 

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Watching Weather:
A Low Pressure Book about High Pressure Systems

By Tom Murphree and Mary Miller with the Exploratorium

 

Watching WeatherDid you ever wonder...

  • how croaking frogs and sticking doors predict a storm?
  • what clouds can tell you about coming changes in the weather?
  • why it's hotter on a city's downtown streets than it is in the surrounding countryside?
  • where you can find a cool spot to picnic on a sweltering summer day?
  • why conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific can affect the weather thousands of miles away during El Ni–o events?

Watching Weather explains the basic scientific principles that underlie the vagaries of the weather. By combining knowledge of these principles, rules of thumb provided by this book, and observations of the sky and clouds and wind, you can begin to predict your local weather. Watching Weather helps you understand how the weather outside your door is linked to and driven by conditions thousands of miles away.

Dr. Tom Murphree teaches and conducts research on the physics of climateÑespecially the interactions of the ocean, atmosphere, and land that cause climate variations, such as El Ni–o and La Ni–a events. Mary Miller is Senior Science Writer at the Exploratorium, which feeds her abiding interest in the science of everyday life. She also writes about science for magazines such as Earth, The Sciences, Popular Science, and Reaction Times.

 

Softcover, 144 pages, black and white, $12.95. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1998. ISBN: 0-8050-4542-2 .